Making your own Easter decoration with your kids is a great way to add a few traditions to your holiday celebration, beautify your home, and spend time with your kids. Easter typically makes us think of things like bright spring colors, beautiful baskets, and adorable little bunnies.
What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than to gather together the family and do a little Easter crafting and decorating? Here are a few crafts that everyone will enjoy!
Egg Carton Chicks
To make a chick, simply cut apart two egg holders, trim off the excess on the edges, and glue the two pieces together. Next, paint them a bright color and allow them to dry. Add a cardboard beak and some eyes and you’re ready to go!
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
This one takes a bit more work, but the kids will love it! You will need the ingredients for salt dough, a rolling pin and egg shape cookie cutter, a straw, baking sheet, paint and brushes, and ribbon.
Once the shapes are baked, dried, and cooled, it’s time to paint. Paint them however you desire and let them thoroughly dry. To offer additional protection, you may want to spray them with a clear coat sealer. Add ribbon or twine through the holes and hang.
Easter Egg Vase
This is another one that you likely have the supplies for laying around the house. Start with a large canister or cookie jar and place a drinking glass in the center. Stack plastic or real, hard-boiled decorated eggs between the container and the glass. Fill the glass with water and add your favorite flowers for a beautiful center piece or touch of color.
If fresh flowers aren’t available, or you’re feeling extra creative, consider making your own daffodils. You will need this daffodil template, stiff paper, miniature baking cups, tape, and candies or popsicle sticks and paint (both are optional).
To make the daffodils, print the template then place it onto decorative paper, trace, and cut out. Next, tape or glue a baking cup to the center of the cutout. If you’d like your daffodils to have a stem, simply tape or glue a green popsicle stick to the back of the flower cutout. The centers of the daffodils can also be filled with candies and used as place makers at the table.
Easter Bunny Basket
For this craft you will need an apple basket, paint, white pipe cleaners, big white pom pom, black marker, and hot glue gun. Start by painting your apple basket white. You could really paint it any spring color you’d like if you want a pop of spring color. Once it is dry, add a cute bunny face using the black marker. Next, add ears by bending pipe cleaners in half and pinching it in the middle to make the top of the ear. Hot glue the bottom ends to the inside rim of the basket. Last, glue the white pom pom on the back of the basket with hot glue for the tail.
Crepe Paper Carrots
Egg Your Neighbors
Ok, so this one isn’t exactly a craft, but it could become a really fun holiday tradition and spread kindness around your neighborhood during the Easter holiday. Fill a pail or basket with some Easter goodies, leave it on your neighbor’s doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run. Your kids will love the thrill of running away and you’ll likely hear them giggling as they watch the neighbors find the goodies.